State DEPUTY Brad Grill Says….
“Knights In Partnership Making A Difference”
My Brother Knights,
It is a great honor and privilege to serve as State Deputy of the Missouri jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus. I would like to thank each of you for your past and continuing support and efforts on behalf of our Order. We have much to be proud of here in the State of Missouri and there is so much we can accomplish in the future as this year’s slogan provides “Knights in Partnership Making a Difference”.
I pledge to you that I will do my very best in service as State Deputy. I ask for your help and efforts to do the best that you can also as recent members or old timers in support of your Brother Knights and their families and all those in our communities which we help to support through our charitable endeavors.
These are exciting times for our Order, from the Meet Life Campaign to the new and expanded facilities of the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis. It is my hope this year that our Order might obtain the Circle of Honor by recruiting 1,860 new members. I believe the best way to increase our membership is just to let people know all the Knights are about and all they have and continue to accomplish as Catholic gentlemen. The Knights are truly the backbone of their parishes and leaders in our communities. We must get the word out and I can assure you our membership will grow to continually revitalize and strengthen our Order.
The current State Directors and Chairmen are second to none and are working very hard in support of your Councils. Whenever you have a question or concern, please contact me or the appropriate State Director or Chairman for answers or assistance. They are there to serve you and our Order to be the best we can.
While we work in partnership with old friends as the Vitae Foundation and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, this fraternal year we will be developing new partnerships with the Serra clubs throughout Missouri to work in promoting Vocations, and Catholic Charities. We will also work to expand our partnerships with Special Olympics of Missouri and with the Boy Scouts of America. By expanding our partnerships with these and other organizations, we will be able to accomplish much more.
Please make every effort to support this year’s Developmental Disabilities Drive. So many individuals rely upon the proceeds of our efforts and are very grateful for all the Knights have done and continue to do for those persons with developmental disabilities.
God bless all our Knights and families.